Release date for 'The Lego Movie' sequel revealed

Warner will release follow-up film in May 2017

Release date for 'The Lego Movie' sequel revealed

A release date for the sequel to The Lego Movie has been confirmed.

Warner have revealed that a follow-up film to the computer-animated adventure comedy will open in cinemas on May 26, 2017, to coincide with US Memorial Day. As Total Film reports, the picture has already racked up an impressive $183 million at the US box office since opening three weeks ago.

It was reported earlier this month that Warner had already begun plotting a sequel to The Lego Movie and had sounded out Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan about working on a script. The film, which has been billed as the "greatest movie ever assembled", sees average minifigure Emmet (played by Parks And Recration's Chris Pratt) as he's mistaken for the extraordinary and all-powerful "MasterBuilder".

He's then sent on a mission to defeat an evil tyrant who's plotting to destroy the Lego universe by gluing it together - a task for which Emmet is "hopelessly and hilariously underprepared".

The impressive voice cast also includes Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks and Alison Brie, while Channing Tatum is Lego Superman. The Lego Movie was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the duo behind Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, with Chris McKay (Robot Pigeon) serving as co-director.

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